Introduction: The lymphedema of external genitália is an uncommon debilitating condition that can cause pain, deformation and difficulties in urinary and sexual aspects. Surgical treatment has proved to be successful in chronic lymphedema affected patients whose pathological alterations are at an irreversible stage. Objective: This work aims at demonstrating the author's experiment in the treatment of this morbidity. It highlights the reconstructive surgical technique of the penial scrotum region. Eight patients affected by lymphedema in the penial scrotum region were operated from May 1990 to May 2006. The surgical technique applied consisted of the removal of the entire skin and subcutaneous cellular tissue committed with the preservation of deep lymphatic drainage, followed by the reconstruction of the scrotum with the remaining (postero-lateral) tissue and flap of skin for penial restoration. Results: The results obtained were satisfactory except for a retraction of cutaneous flap on the penis dorso) in one of the operated patients, solved in further surgical stage. Conclusions: Every time the patients with lymphedema in external genitalia demand surgical treatment and are selected for the appropriated procedure, the functional and cosmetic results can be satisfactory and the patient's rehabilitation is fully possible.
Keywords: Lymphedema; Scrotum; Reconstructive Surgical Procedures